Beavers

Beavers

 

23rd  SARNIA  BEAVERS

 

Thank you everyone for supporting our Annual Bluewater Area Scouting Apple Days - Oct 2019 

 

 

 

 23rd Sarnia Beavers

Newsletter - October 2019

 

Dear Parents & Beavers:

Well...we are off to a great start in our 2019-2020 scouting year. We have such a wonderful colony of Beavers and we look forward to many fantastic, fun adventures!

 

Just a reminder...each Beaver is asked to bring weekly dues of 50 cents to our regular meetings (not on field trips). These weekly dues go directly to our colony to help with craft supplies, gym equipment, holiday celebrations, subsidize excursions etc. Thank you.

 

Please remember to bring a pair of indoor shoes to our Beaver meetings.

 

Annual Bluewater Area APPLE DAYS

Thank you once again for all your help

with this fall fundraiser!!!

 

NOW...Here is the schedule up to the Christmas break:

 

Week #5 Oct. 8         Investiture & Games & Campfire!

 

Week #6 Oct. 15       Your Ideas Night! From your suggestions, we will play some of the games you like!

 

Here's a request from Ringtail & Otter - Please have all popcorn orders with full payment rerturned by tonight - Oct. 15th 

 

Sunday, Oct. 20th - Family Hike Day to Mystery Falls

 

Week #7 Oct. 22       Pokemon Detective Night

 

Week #8 Oct 29        Halloween Party Night!!! The 23rd Cub Pack will be joining us for a spooky Halloween Party Night. Please note - meeting tonight will be 6:30pm - 8:00pm. Beavers, you are invited to wesr a costume if you wish.

 

Week #9 Nov. 5th      National Bonfire Day. We will be having our meeting tonight at Canatara Park. Drop off 6:30/pick up at 7:45 at the parking lot at the Animal Farm. Bring a flashlight. We will have a bonfire! 

 

Week #10 Nov. 12th   Game Night - Your Ideas Night. From your suggestions - many of you asked to play board games and card games so we will...yeah!

 

Week #11 Nov 19th     Curling NIght - we are going to learn how to play one of Canada's popular sports!

 

Week #12 Nov 26th     Each Beaver is asked to invite their dad or special man in their life (uncle, grandpa, stepdad etc) to join us for our meting to join in, play some games and share in a fun night. If dad can't make it, mom can come join in!

 

Week #13 Dec 3rd       CARS Night - Beavers are invited to bring any cars, vehicles, and such from home as well as car mats, tracks to share and play with tonight!

 

Week #14 Dec. 10th    Giving Tuesday - Salvation Army Kettles Night.

 

Week #15 Dec, 17th     Christmas Party...Ho! Ho! Ho!

 

Dec 17th will be our last meeting for 2019. We will start up again on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020

 

Here are some future events that our Beaver colony will be participating in:

 

Feb 2020       Hike for Hunger

We will again be participating in the Hike for Hunger - a food drive for the Inn of the Good Shepherd. When we return after the Christmas break, we ask that each Beaver bring in one dry food item each meeting night at the church (not field trip nights). The Hike for Hunger event takes place in February of 2020...so we have lots od time to collect.

 

 

 Feb 2020                  Lord Baden Powell Recognition Event - TBA

 

May 30-31, 2020       Camp Weekend at Camp Attawandaron

  

 

                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Beaver Colony

Beavers is a unique program of Scouts Canada that offers fun, friendship and adventure to youth ages 5-7 years old by providing interactive opportunities for outdoor activities, creative play, music, cooperative games, community projects and field trips and camp weekends. Beavers enjoy time with their colony friends, learn how to get along within a group and care for their community and develop their personal self-worth
Beavers are a vital part of the community in which they live and we incorporate many field trips and activities within the local community for the youth to experience and learn about the many important parts within their community. We sometimes have the “community” (community groups or individuals) come to us at our regular meetings on special theme nights.

Beaver Scout Promise:
I promise to love God and help take care of the world.

 

Beaver Scout Law:
A Beaver has fun, works hard and helps his family and friends.

 

Beaver Scout Motto:
Sharing, Sharing, Sharing

 

Beavers learn about co-operation and getting along with others through non-competitive games, crafts, music, campÔ¨Āres, and outdoor activities such as family camping and nature walks. The Beaver motto is "Sharing, Sharing, Sharing". Some things the Beavers have done:

•Overnight camp at Camp Attawandron
•Hikes and conservation walks
•Trail clean-up
•Recycle
•Swimming at the Rotary Centre
•Build Bird Houses, Rock Wall Climbing, Scavenger Hunts, LEGO Building, Beaver Buggy Races, Kiwanis Animal Farm Visit.

 

Beavers have weekly evening meetings plus occasional weekend events. The Beaver Colony is lead by  volunteers from the community. All volunteers complete a screening process.

 

Meetings
Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:45 PM at St Giles Church on Lakeshore Rd., Sarnia

 

OPENING CEREMONY (TAIL SLAP)

Leader: "River Banks."
Beavers: Form two lines holding hands (River Banks).
Leader: "Chopping Position"
Beavers: take crouching position, both hands in Beaver Salute.
Leader: "Who are you and what do you do?"
Beavers: Beavers, Beavers, Beavers,
Beavers: Sharing, Sharing, Sharing,"
Beavers: "Ooo-oo-OO!",
Beavers: Leap up to do a Tail Slap (clap hands behind back

FEEDING THE BEAVER

This ceremony accomplishes the collection of the Beavers’ "dues" done at the beginning of each meeting. Beavers bring "food for the Beaver" (their dues) into the dam to feed Big Brown Beaver, by putting the "food" either into a slot in Big Brown Beaver or into a dish in front of him.

CLOSING CEREMONY (LODGING)

Leader: "River Banks."
Beavers: Form two lines holding hands (River Banks).
Leader: "Lodge"
Beavers: Beaver position (seated cross-legged). Beavers: Say sleepy sound "Sh, sh, sh, sh, sh, sh"
Leader: Claps his/her hands once.
Beavers: All quite.
Beavers (Softly say) "Sleeping, Sleeping, Sleeping."
Leader: Raises an arm above the head.
Beavers: Follow the action.
All: Slap on the floor in front of themselves.
Leader: "Good night and busy building tomorrow."
Beavers: "Good night, (name of the leader)".

 

For more information contact: Brenda Dunn (Rainbow) @ dunner1231@gmail.com